Jessica Gwinn

About Jessica Gwinn

Jessica is a freelance writer and creative consultant who, for the past 12 years, has been primarily focused on clients in the medical, biotech, fiber optics and software fields. Previously, she worked with the Delaware Valley Alzheimer’s Association, managing all the event planning for Philadelphia’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s (formerly The Memory Walk®). Jessica was very close to her grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s.

Are Your Eyes the Key to Predicting Alzheimer’s?

Are Your Eyes the Key to Predicting Alzheimer’s?

A recent breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease suggests that beta amyloid protein in the retina of the eye corresponds directly to the same amount of protein in the brain. Learn more about how your eyes could be the key to predicting Alzheimer’s. Predicting Alzheimer’s We don’t have a crystal ball that tells us […]

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Make a Difference During World Alzheimer’s Month

Make a Difference During World Alzheimer’s Month

This month is World Alzheimer’s Month and it’s an ideal time to get involved, help raise awareness and show support so we can one day find a cure. When my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in 2005, it suddenly all made sense. She hadn’t been herself for some time, but the decline had been subtle and difficult […]

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Lack of Sleep May Cause Alzheimer’s

Lack of Sleep May Cause Alzheimer’s

If you or your loved one suffers from sleep deprivation, the consequences can be far more serious than simple crankiness and fatigue. Studies show that lack of sleep may cause Alzheimer’s disease. But even if you’re not getting the rest you need, don’t lose hope; you might just want to get a little more creative with how you’re going about it. […]

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The Facts About Addiction and Alzheimer’s

The Facts About Addiction and Alzheimer’s

It’s challenging enough to suffer the stigma of addiction in addition to caring for an aging addict. Add an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis to the equation and it’s almost more than a family can bear. How can we help our loved ones and ourselves, through this very difficult time? How can we make this something that we shouldn’t […]

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Can Animals Get Alzheimer’s?

Can Animals Get Alzheimer’s?

As our loved ones age, it’s natural to wonder about their mental health. Are they suffering from dementia now – or will they in the future? But, have we considered our older pets? We take them to the vet for hip dysplasia, but have we thought about their mental state too? Studies show our pets are more like […]

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Does The Full Moon Affect Alzheimer’s Patients?

Does The Full Moon Affect Alzheimer’s Patients?

Wolves howl at it. Some say vampires get their power from it. The iconic full-bodied full moon outside your window is a powerful image and an undeniably powerful force. But just how powerful? Do people really do crazy things during a full moon? What about Alzheimer’s patients? What can we learn about the relationship between […]

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Overuse of Technology Can Lead to ‘Digital Dementia’

Overuse of Technology Can Lead to ‘Digital Dementia’

Have you ever heard a scatter-brained, stressed out friend mutter ‘I have such ADD today’? It’s become all too common to dismiss our flustered, uninterrupted lives as just part of the everyday new normal. Undeniably, modern society is dictated by our constant connection to technology. Plain and simple, we are married to it – for […]

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How You Can Make a Difference During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

How You Can Make a Difference During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month.  The month was designated to Alzheimer’s by the late President Ronald Reagan in 1983, who was, as we all know, himself diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease later in life. This year, President Barrack Obama proclaimed November as “National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, 2013,” asserting, “this month, we stand with everyone […]

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